eBooks-share History Latest eBooks http://rrjkxs.biz/rss/history Latest History eBooks from Books-share.com en-us admin@ebooks-share.net admin@ebooks-share.net Fri, 22 Feb 2019 03:16:02 GMT Books-share.com http://rrjkxs.biz/images/logo.png http://rrjkxs.biz/ 158 57 P-38 Lightning at war (by Joe Christy) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/p-38-lightning-at-war
Author(s): Joe Christy
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, History > Military
Publisher: Scribner
Publish date: 1978
ISBN-10: 0684157403
ISBN-13: 9780684157405
Language: English
Description: This classic title traces the history of the Lightning from the earliest Lockheed "Model 22" through the severe compressibility problems of the prototype YP-38, to the P-38L-5, the fighter-bomber-reconnaissance aircraft of the USAAF in Italy and the Pacific. Graphically illustrated with over 200 action photographs and many eyewitness accounts, this book tells the story of a unique and innovative aircraft, revered for its adaptability and ability to limp home on one engine where other aircraft would have been destroyed.
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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 03:16:02 GMT
The Secret Sentry: The Untold History of the National Security Agency (by Matthew M. Aid) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/the-secret-sentry-the-untold-history-of-the-national-security-agency
Author(s): Matthew M. Aid
Categories: History > United States, Political Science > General
Publisher: Bloomsbury Press
Publish date: 2009-06-09
ISBN-10: 1596915153
ISBN-13: 9781596915152
Language: English
Description: In the first complete history of the National Security Agency, America’s most powerful and secretive intelligence organization.In February 2006, while researching this book, Matthew Aid uncovered a massive and secret document reclassification program—a revelation that made the front page of the New York Times. This was only one of the discoveries Aid has made during two decades of research in formerly top-secret documents. In The Secret Sentry, Aid provides the first-ever full history of America’s largest security apparatus, the National Security Agency. This... more...
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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:46:04 GMT
1812: The War That Forged a Nation (by Walter R. Borneman) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/1812-the-war-that-forged-a-nation
Author(s): Walter R. Borneman
Categories: History > Military, History > United States
Publisher: Harper
Publish date: 2004-10-05
ISBN-10: 0060531126
ISBN-13: 9780060531126
Language: English
Description: In June 1812 the still-infant United States had the audacity to declare war on the British Empire. Fought between creaking sailing ships and armies often led by bumbling generals, the ensuing conflict featured a tit-for-tat "You burned our capital, so we'll burn yours" and a legendary battle unknowingly fought after the signing of a peace treaty. During the course of the war, the young American navy proved its mettle as the USS Constitution, "Old Ironsides," sent two first-rate British frigates to the bottom, and a twenty-seven-year-old lieutenant named Oliver Hazard Perry hoisted a flag exhorting, "Don't Give Up the Ship,"... more...
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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:32:04 GMT
The Secret Lives of Alexandra David-Neel: A Biography of the Explorer of Tibet and Its Forbidden Practices (by Michael Foster, Barbara Foster) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/the-secret-lives-of-alexandra-david-neel-a-biography-of-the-explorer-of-tibet-and-its-forbidden-practices
Author(s): Michael Foster, Barbara Foster
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Adventurers & Explorers, Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Religious, Biography & Autobiography > Women, History > Asia
Publisher: Overlook Hardcover
Publish date: 1997-05-01
ISBN-10: 0879517743
ISBN-13: 9780879517748
Language: English
Description: Alexandra David-Neel was the first European to explore Tibet at a time when foreigners were banned. Few people have led a life of adventure equal to hers, or made so much of it. This book presents a vividly detailed chronicle of David-Neel's quest to conquer her personal demons and of the outer journey that made her one of the most celebrated figures of her day. 26 photos. 2 maps.
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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:22:06 GMT
A History of Ukraine (by Paul Robert Magocsi) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/a-history-of-ukraine
Author(s): Paul Robert Magocsi
Categories: History > Europe
Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr
Publish date: 1996-11
ISBN-10: 0802008305
ISBN-13: 9780802008305
Language: English
Description: In 1988, the first edition of Orest Subtelny's Ukraine was published to international acclaim, as the definitive history of what was at that time a republic in the USSR. In the years since, the world has seen the dismantling of the Soviet bloc and the restoration of Ukraine's independence ? an event celebrated by Ukrainians around the world but which also heralded a time of tumultuous change for those in the homeland. While previous updates brought readers up to the year 2000, this new fourth edition includes an overview of Ukraine's most recent history, focusing on the dramatic political, socio-economic, and cultural... more...
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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:16:06 GMT
All the King's Armies: A Military History of the English Civil War 1642-1651 (by Stuart Reid) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/all-the-kings-armies-a-military-history-of-the-english-civil-war-1642-1651
Author(s): Stuart Reid
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, History > World
Publisher: Howell Press Inc.
Publish date: 1999-08
ISBN-10: 1862270287
ISBN-13: 9781862270282
Language: English
Description: A military history of the English Civil War which offers a detailed and lucid examination of the principal campaigns and battles; commenting upon the development of tactics and the extent to which in the King's armies both strategy and tactics were moulded by a chronic shortage of ammunition.
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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:12:04 GMT
The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church (by John Thavis) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/the-vatican-diaries-a-behind-the-scenes-look-at-the-power-personalities-and-politics-at-the-heart-of-the-catholic-church
Author(s): John Thavis
Categories: History > Europe, Religion > Christian Life, Religion > Christian Ministry
Publisher: Viking Adult
Publish date: 2013-02-21
ISBN-10: 0670026719
ISBN-13: 9780670026715
Language: English
Description: A revealing, timely look at the reign of Pope Benedict, the conclave, the papal election process by the cardinals, and the history of one of the world’s oldest and most mysterious institutions For more than twenty-five years John Thavis held one of the most fascinating journalistic jobs in the world: reporting on the inner workings of the Vatican. His daily exposure to the power, politics, and personalities in the seat of Roman Catholicism gave him a unique, behind-the-scenes perspective on an institution that is far less monolithic and unified than it first appears. Thavis reveals Vatican City as a place where Curia... more...
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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:06:04 GMT
Storm from the East: The Struggle Between the Arab World and the Christian West (Modern Library Chronicles) (by Milton Viorst) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/storm-from-the-east-the-struggle-between-the-arab-world-and-the-christian-west-modern-library-chronicles
Author(s): Milton Viorst
Categories: History > Middle East
Publisher: Modern Library
Publish date: 2006-04-18
ISBN-10: 0679643303
ISBN-13: 9780679643302
Language: English
Description: America’s engagement with the Arab world stretches back far beyond the Iraq wars. According to Milton Viorst, the current conflict is simply the latest round in a 1,400-year struggle between Christianity and Islam, in which the United States became a participant only in the last century. Today, the Bush Doctrine aims to free the Arab peoples from political oppression and create a democratic Iraq. So why are Arabs, and Iraqis in particular, so suspicious of our efforts? The explanation, Viorst says, is simple: “What the American leadership has miscalculated, or simply dismissed, is Arab nationalism.” In Storm from the East, Viorst offers a... more...
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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:06:02 GMT
Spain and the Great Powers in the Twentieth Century (Routledge/Canada Blanch Studies on Contemporary Spain) (by Sebastian Balfour, Paul Preston, Professor Paul Preston) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/spain-and-the-great-powers-in-the-twentieth-century-routledge-canada-blanch-studies-on-contemporary-spain
Author(s): Sebastian Balfour, Paul Preston, Professor Paul Preston
Categories: History > Canada, History > Europe, History > World, Political Science > International Relations
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 1999-06-21
ISBN-10: 0415180775
ISBN-13: 9780415180771
Language: English
Description: Spain and the Great Powers in the Twentieth Centuryexamines the international context to, and influences on, Spanish history and politics from 1898 to the present day. Spanish history is necessarily international, with the significance of Spain's neutrality in the First World War and the global influences on the outcome of the Spanish Civil War.Taking the Defeat in the Spanish American war of 1898 as a starting point, the book includes surveys on: *the crisis of neutrality during the First World War *foreign policy under the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera *the allies and the Spanish Civil War *Nazi Germany and Franco's Spain *Spain and the Cold... more...
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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:02:04 GMT
Soviet Air Power (by Bill Sweetman) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/soviet-air-power
Author(s): Bill Sweetman
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, History > World
Publisher: Book Sales
Publish date: 1983-04
ISBN-10: 0890096120
ISBN-13: 9780890096123
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Thu, 21 Feb 2019 20:26:04 GMT
To Keep the British Isles Afloat: FDR's Men in Churchill's London, 1941 (by Thomas Parrish) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/to-keep-the-british-isles-afloat-fdrs-men-in-churchills-london-1941
Author(s): Thomas Parrish
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, History > United States
Publisher: Smithsonian
Publish date: 2009-04-21
ISBN-10: 0061357936
ISBN-13: 9780061357930
Language: English
Description: An inside look at the work and adventures of Harry Hopkins and Averell Harriman in the creation of history's most remarkable international partnership After the fall of France in June 1940, London became the center of world political theater. For the U.S. president, the vital question was: could Britain, with American help, hold out against the might of Nazi Germany? While keeping the United States officially neutral, Franklin D. Roosevelt devised an unprecedented strategy, leading to the revolutionary idea of lend-lease. But was Winston Churchill—famous as a speechmaker but regarded by many as a reckless... more...
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Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:16:12 GMT
Bachelor Girl: 100 Years of Breaking the Rules--a Social History of Living Single (by Betsy Israel) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/bachelor-girl-100-years-of-breaking-the-rules-a-social-history-of-living-single
Author(s): Betsy Israel
Categories: History > United States, Social Science > Women's Studies
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publish date: 2003-10-07
ISBN-10: 038079778X
ISBN-13: 9780380797783
Language: English
Description: Women's Studies Journalist Betsy Israel paints remarkably vivid portraits of single women -- and how they have been perceived -- throughout the decades using primary sources, including private journals, newspapers, and other materials from popular media. From the nineteenth-century spinsters of New England to the Bowery girls of New York City, to the career girls of the 1950s and 1960s, single women have fought to find, and feel comfortable in, that room of their own. One need only look at Bridget Jones and the Sex and the City gang to see that single women still maintain an uneasy relationship with the rest of society -- and yet radiate glamour... more...
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Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:16:04 GMT
The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado (and Why Republicans Everywhere Should Care) (by Adam Schrager, Rob Witwer) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/the-blueprint-how-the-democrats-won-colorado-and-why-republicans-everywhere-should-care
Author(s): Adam Schrager, Rob Witwer
Categories: History > United States
Publisher: Speaker's Corner
Publish date: 2010-05-01
ISBN-10: 1936218003
ISBN-13: 9781936218004
Language: English
Description: Now with an updated epilogue about the 2010 elections. This is the inside story of one of the most stunning reversals of political fortune in American history. Four years ago, the GOP dominated politics at every level in Colorado. Republicans held both Senate seats, five of seven congressional seats, the governor’s mansion, the offices of secretary of state and treasurer, and both houses of the state legislature. After the 2008 election, the exact opposite was true: replace the word Republicans with Democrats in the previous sentence, and you have of one the most stunning reversals of political... more...
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Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:06:02 GMT
Law in a Lawless Land: Diary of a Limpieza in Colombia (by Michael Taussig) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/law-in-a-lawless-land-diary-of-a-limpieza-in-colombia
Author(s): Michael Taussig
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Latin America, Law > Reference, Reference > General, Social Science > Anthropology
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Publish date: 2005-11-15
ISBN-10: 0226790142
ISBN-13: 9780226790145
Language: English
Description: A modern nation in a state of total disorder, Colombia is an international flashpoint—wracked by more than half a century of civil war, political conflict, and drug-trade related violence—despite a multibillion dollar American commitment that makes it the third-largest recipient of U.S. foreign aid. Law in a Lawless Land offers a rare and penetrating insight into the nature of Colombia's present peril. In a nuanced account of the human consequences of a disintegrating state, anthropologist Michael Taussig chronicles two weeks in a small town in Colombia's Cauca Valley taken over by paramilitaries that brazenly... more...
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Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:02:04 GMT
Short Sunderland (by Ken Delve) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/short-sunderland
Author(s): Ken Delve
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
Publish date: 2000-09-15
ISBN-10: 1861263554
ISBN-13: 9781861263551
Language: English
Description: Flown by Commonwealth air forces as well as the RAF, the Sunderland was a heavily-armed maritime patrol seaplane that played a key role in defeating the U-Boats during World War II. This illustrated text details design, development and history.
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Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:46:02 GMT
F-111 Aardvark (Crowood Aviation Series) (by Peter E. Davies, Anthony M Thornborough) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/f-111-aardvark-crowood-aviation-series
Author(s): Peter E. Davies, Anthony M Thornborough
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Crowood Pr
Publish date: 1997-10
ISBN-10: 1861260792
ISBN-13: 9781861260796
Language: English
Description: This is the story of the world's first operational swing-wing bomber. The General Dynamics F111 was a far-sighted design, packed with radars and navigational aids to help pinpoint targets in bad weather and at night. Proved over Vietnam, used with great effect against Libya and excelling in the Gulf War, it will remain in service with the Royal Australian Air Force well into the next century. The authors interviewed many former F111 crews and gathered photographs from all over the world to create this history of a well-respected and effective aircraft.
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Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:36:05 GMT
Warplanes of the Luftwaffe (by David Donald) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/warplanes-of-the-luftwaffe
Author(s): David Donald
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Barnes and Noble
Publish date: 1994
ISBN-10: 0760722838
ISBN-13: 9780760722831
Language: English
Description: This is the most complete volume available on the military aircraft of the Third Reich. Hundreds of archive photographs are complemented by color illustrations to provide detailed visual profiles of the aircraft. The combination of detailed text, specifications and superb illustrations provides a unique reference work to the aircraft, their histories, their achievements and their colors.
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Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:26:19 GMT
US Navy Dreadnoughts 1914-45 (New Vanguard) (by Ryan Noppen) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/us-navy-dreadnoughts-1914-45-new-vanguard
Author(s): Ryan Noppen
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 2014-08-19
ISBN-10: 178200386X
ISBN-13: 9781782003861
Language: English
Description: When the United States went to war with Spain in April 1898, few European observers believed the small and relatively inexperienced American navy could achieve a decisive naval victory over an established European colonial power. In less than five months however, two Spanish naval squadrons lay at the bottom of the seas and the once great Spanish Empire ceded its last colonies in Asia and the New World to the upstart Americans. Admiral George Dewey, victor at the battle of Manila Bay, became a demigod in the eyes of the American media and public overnight and the excitement of new conquests overseas breathed new life into the traditional American... more...
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Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:22:08 GMT
Natural Wonders of the World (by DK) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/natural-wonders-of-the-world
Author(s): DK
Categories: History > World, Science > Earth Sciences
Publisher: DK
Publish date: 2017-10-03
ISBN-10: 1465464174
ISBN-13: 9781465464170
Language: English
Description: Discover Earth's most beautiful and fascinating natural landmarks. From the spectacular granite domes of Yosemite to the reefs of the Bahama Banks and the ice sheets of the Antarctic, this is an unparalleled survey of the world's natural treasures. From the Rocky Mountains to the Great barrier Reef and everything in between, Natural Wonders of the World combines breathtaking landscape photography and illustrations with 3-D terrain models and other explanatory artworks to reveal what lies beneath the surface and explain the geological processes to show how the features were formed. Plants and animals that inhabit each... more...
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Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:26:03 GMT
Aeroplanes of the Royal Aircraft Factory (Crowood Aviation Series) (by Paul Hare) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/aeroplanes-of-the-royal-aircraft-factory-crowood-aviation-series
Author(s): Paul Hare
Categories: History > World, Science > Astronomy, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General), Transportation > General
Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
Publish date: 1999-04
ISBN-10: 1861262094
ISBN-13: 9781861262097
Language: English
Description: The Royal Aircraft Factory at Farnborough was unique in that it was an experimental government establishment which actually produced very few aircraft, but designed a long string of successful types that were produced by other companies. Paul Hare outlines the story of the factory and describes the development of the airplanes it designed for use in World War I.
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Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:06:05 GMT
Sopwith Aircraft (Crowood Aviation Series) (by Mick Davis) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/sopwith-aircraft-crowood-aviation-series
Author(s): Mick Davis
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > General
Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
Publish date: 1999-06
ISBN-10: 1861262175
ISBN-13: 9781861262172
Language: English
Description: Sopwith Aircraft (Crowood Aviation Series)
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Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:06:02 GMT
Lockheed P-38 Lightning (Crowood Aviation) (by Jerry Scutts) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/lockheed-p-38-lightning-crowood-aviation
Author(s): Jerry Scutts
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Publish date: 2006-06-01
ISBN-10: 1861267703
ISBN-13: 9781861267702
Language: English
Description: Lightning! One of the best-named aircraft of WW2, the Lockheed P-38 was also one of the few fighters in production throughout hostilities. Immediately recognizable by its twin-boom tail layout, the P-38 Lightning was one of the mainstays of the USAAF's fighter inventory. Deployed in all theaters, Lightnings excelled in most, being one of the few American fighters armed with cannon. Subject to lengthy development throughout the war, the P-38 exemplified the technical peak reached by aeronautical engineers in the 1940s.
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Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:56:02 GMT
Hawker Typhoon, Tempest and Sea Fury (by Kev Darling) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/hawker-typhoon-tempest-and-sea-fury
Author(s): Kev Darling
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Publish date: 2003-10
ISBN-10: 1861266200
ISBN-13: 9781861266200
Language: English
Description: The first of a family of single-engine aircraft that would play an important part in the RAF's and Fleet Air Arm's contributions to the Second World War. The Typhoon was designed as a high-speed interceptor fighter and replacement for its forebear, the Hurricane. The Tempest was a development of the Typhoon. It was a more than capable ground-attack aircraft and defense fighter at medium altitudes. The final development of the line was the smaller and even faster Sea Fury, which had evolved from the Fury originally destined for the RAF. This well-researched and readable book tells the full story of these important aircraft.
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Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:46:05 GMT
A New Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture) (by Herbert F. Tucker) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/a-new-companion-to-victorian-literature-and-culture-blackwell-companions-to-literature-and-culture
Author(s): Herbert F. Tucker
Categories: History > Europe, Literary Collections > English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publish date: 2014-05-05
ISBN-10: 1118624491
ISBN-13: 9781118624494
Language: English
Description: The Victorian period was a time of rapid cultural change, which resulted in a huge and varied literary output. A New Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture offers experienced guidance to the literature of nineteenth-century Britain and its social and historical context. This revised and expanded edition comprises contributions from over 30 leading scholars who, approaching the Victorian epoch from different positions and traditions, delve into the unruly complexities of the Victorian imagination. Divided into five parts, this new companion surveys seven decades of history before examining the keys phases in a... more...
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:12:07 GMT
The Craft of Knowledge: Experiences of Living with Data (by A. James, C. Smart, J. Hockey) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/the-craft-of-knowledge-experiences-of-living-with-data
Author(s): A. James, C. Smart, J. Hockey
Categories: Business & Economics > Information Management, History > Europe, History > Historiography, Political Science > Government, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2014-09-29
ISBN-10: 1137287330
ISBN-13: 9781137287335
Language: English
Description: This book is a contribution to contemporary debates on social research with a unique focus on the relationship between methods and the crafting of knowledge. Nine experienced researchers from different disciplines have come together to explore what really matters to them in the process of doing qualitative research.
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 21:06:02 GMT
From Christ to Confucius: German Missionaries, Chinese Christians, and the Globalization of Christianity, 1860-1950 (by Albert Monshan Wu) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/from-christ-to-confucius-german-missionaries-chinese-christians-and-the-globalization-of-christianity-1860-1950
Author(s): Albert Monshan Wu
Categories: History > Asia, Religion > Christianity, Religion > Confucianism, Religion > History
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish date: 2016-11-22
ISBN-10: 0300217072
ISBN-13: 9780300217070
Language: English
Description: A bold and original study of German missionaries in China, who catalyzed a revolution in thinking among European Christians about the nature of Christianity itself In this accessibly written and empirically based study, Albert Wu documents how German missionaries—chastened by their failure to convert Chinese people to Christianity—reconsidered their attitudes toward Chinese culture and Confucianism. In time, their increased openness catalyzed a revolution in thinking among European Christians about the nature of Christianity itself. At a moment when Europe’s Christian population is falling behind those of South... more...
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:26:05 GMT
Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity (by Siva Vaidhyanathan) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/copyrights-and-copywrongs-the-rise-of-intellectual-property-and-how-it-threatens-creativity
Author(s): Siva Vaidhyanathan
Categories: History > United States, Law > Intellectual Property, Reference > General
Publisher: NYU Press
Publish date: 2003-04-01
ISBN-10: 0814788076
ISBN-13: 9780814788073
Language: English
Description: Copyright reflects far more than economic interests. Embedded within conflicts over royalties and infringement are cultural values—about race, class, access, ownership, free speech, and democracy—which influence how rights are determined and enforced. Questions of legitimacy—of what constitutes “intellectual property” or “fair use,” and of how to locate a precise moment of cultural creation—have become enormously complicated in recent years, as advances in technology have exponentially increased the speed of cultural reproduction and dissemination. In Copyrights and Copywrongs, Siva Vaidhyanathan tracks the... more...
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 19:56:02 GMT
The Archaeology of Northeast China: Beyond the Great Wall (by Sarah Milledge Nelson) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/the-archaeology-of-northeast-china-beyond-the-great-wall-1
Author(s): Sarah Milledge Nelson
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Asia, History > World, Social Science > Archaeology
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 1995-03-07
ISBN-10: 0415117550
ISBN-13: 9780415117555
Language: English
Description: An up-to-date synthesis of the archaeology and prehistory of the region called Dongbei by the Chinese, but known in the west as Manchuria. Based on recent archaeological discoveries, the book presents evidence to show that far from being a backwater palely reflecting the glories of central China, Manchuria in prehistory had both its own developmental trajectory, parallel to but different from that of China, and contributed to the formation of the characteristics of what came to be Chinese. New information on the Northeast region of China indicates that it was not populated exclusively by nomadic peoples, but that some of the earliest farming sites... more...
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:16:02 GMT
Kitchener's Men: The King's Own Royal Lancasters On The Western Front 1915-1918 (by John Hutton) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/kitcheners-men-the-kings-own-royal-lancasters-on-the-western-front-1915-1918
Author(s): John Hutton
Categories: History > World
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Publish date: 2014-10-27
ISBN-10: 1459688082
ISBN-13: 9781459688087
Language: English
Description: In Kitchener's Men John Hutton provides a absorbing account of the raising, training and fighting experiences of the Service and Territorial battalions of the King's Own Royal Lancasters in France during the Great War. His book gives a graphic insight into the daily routine and grim reality of warfare on the Western Front for men who were mostly recruited from the Furness area of the North - West. They came from the steel mills, shipyards and engineering workshops of this heavily industrialised part of Britain. They responded to the call to defend their country and its values at a critical moment in the nation's history, and the endured incredible... more...
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:46:13 GMT
THE LIFE AND FATE OF VASILY GROSSMAN (by John Garrard, Carol Garrard) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/the-life-and-fate-of-vasily-grossman
Author(s): John Garrard, Carol Garrard
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Editors, Journalists, Publishers, History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2012-10
ISBN-10: 178159001X
ISBN-13: 9781781590010
Language: English
Description: Vasily Grossman (1905-64), one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century, served for over 1,000 days with the Red Army as a war correspondent on the Eastern front. He was present during the street-fighting at Stalingrad, and his 1944 report 'The Hell of Treblinka', was the first eyewitness account of a Nazi death camp. Though he finished the war as a decorated lieutenant colonel, his epic account of the battle of Stalingrad, Life and Fate, was suppressed by Soviet authorities, and never published in his lifetime. Declared a 'non-person', Grossman died in obscurity. Only in 1980, with the posthumous publication in Switzerland of Life and Fate... more...
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:46:07 GMT
Britons Experience the Great War: Life at Home and Abroad 1914-1918 (by Peter Liddle) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/britons-experience-the-great-war-life-at-home-and-abroad-1914-1918
Author(s): Peter Liddle
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2014-10-19
ISBN-10: 1473821169
ISBN-13: 9781473821163
Language: English
Description: Expertly written and beautifully presented, this book of outstanding photographs, documents and artwork captures the spirit of the British people as they faced and successfully came through the prolonged challenge of the First World War. Using previously unpublished material from the Liddle Collection in the University Library at Leeds and supporting this with photographs from private and public collections from many parts of the British Isles, Britons Experience the Great War brings the experience of soldiers, sailors and airmen graphically close. It is, however, not just the fighting fronts which are so well represented: from the industrial,... more...
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:42:07 GMT
The Allure of Battle: A History of How Wars Have Been Won and Lost (by Cathal Nolan) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/the-allure-of-battle-a-history-of-how-wars-have-been-won-and-lost
Author(s): Cathal Nolan
Categories: History > Military, History > World
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2017-02-01
ISBN-10: 0195383788
ISBN-13: 9780195383782
Language: English
Description: History has tended to measure war's winners and losers in terms of its major engagements, battles in which the result was so clear-cut that they could be considered "decisive." Cannae, Konigsberg, Austerlitz, Midway, Agincourt-all resonate in the literature of war and in our imaginations as tide-turning. But these legendary battles may or may not have determined the final outcome of the wars in which they were fought. Nor has the "genius" of the so-called Great Captains - from Alexander the Great to Frederick the Great and Napoleon - play a major role. Wars are decided in other ways. Cathal J. Nolan's The Allure of Battle systematically and... more...
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:26:02 GMT
The Science Magpie: Fascinating Facts, Stories, Poems, Diagrams, and Jokes Plucked from Science (by Simon Flynn) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/the-science-magpie-fascinating-facts-stories-poems-diagrams-and-jokes-plucked-from-science
Author(s): Simon Flynn
Categories: History > World, Reference > Trivia, Science > History
Publisher: Icon Books
Publish date: 2013-11-12
ISBN-10: 1848315996
ISBN-13: 9781848315990
Language: English
Description: "Simon Flynn's cornucopia of curious facts, anecdotes, and quotations . . . is sure to entertain and surprise."—New Scientist From the Large Hadron Collider rap to the sins of Isaac Newton, The Science Magpie is a compelling collection of scientific curiosities. Expand your knowledge as you view the history of the Earth on the face of a clock, tremble at the power of the Richter scale, and learn how to measure the speed of light. Simon Flynn was the publisher at icon Books for many years and is now a qualified science teacher. He has degrees in chemistry and philosophy.
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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 03:52:05 GMT
McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle (Crowood Aviation) (by Peter Davies) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/mcdonnell-douglas-f-15-eagle-crowood-aviation
Author(s): Peter Davies
Categories: History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Crowood
Publish date: 2001-10-04
ISBN-10: 1861263430
ISBN-13: 9781861263438
Language: English
Description: Since 1976, the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle has been the United States military's principle air superiority fighter. This complete history of the design and development of the aircraft capable of Mach 2 is accompanied by stunning photography and the story of the F-15's service in the Gulf War.
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Sun, 17 Feb 2019 21:56:02 GMT
The Mighty Eighth in Art (by Roger Anthony Freeman) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/the-mighty-eighth-in-art
Author(s): Roger Anthony Freeman
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, History > Military, Art > Schools, Periods & Styles
Publisher: Arms & Armour
Publish date: 1996-08
ISBN-10: 1854093126
ISBN-13: 9781854093127
Language: English
Description: Illustrated with colour paintings of the US 8th Air Force in action in World War II, this book features air combat scenes, on-board situations, images of the British bases, and the aircraft themselves, reliving the atmosphere of an awesome air war. Some of the artists actually flew with the "Eighth". The volume is illustrated by artists from both America and Britain.
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Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:56:05 GMT
Stalin (by Zhores a Medvedev) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/stalin
Author(s): Zhores a Medvedev
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Political, History > Europe, History > World
Publisher: I B Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish date: 2003-09-26
ISBN-10: 1860647685
ISBN-13: 9781860647680
Language: English
Description: Josef Stalin remains one of the greatest enigmas of modern history. Unflinching, impenetrable, inhuman in his cruelty, bathed in misery himself, he represents to many a very paradigm of evil - perhaps, in his icy rationalism, even more so than Hitler himself. More than a hundred biographies of Stalin have been written since his death in 1953, but this study looks at the torrent of new material unleashed with the opening of the secret Soviet archives when the Union collapsed. The truths extracted from these long-secret archives provide a radically fresh insight into the life and career of one of the major figures of the 20th century.
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Sun, 17 Feb 2019 12:56:02 GMT
The Annals of the Saljuq Turks: Selections from al-Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh of Ibn al-Athir (Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey) (by D.S. Richards) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/the-annals-of-the-saljuq-turks-selections-from-al-kamil-fil-tarikh-of-ibn-al-athir-routledge-studies-in-the-history-of-iran-and-turkey
Author(s): D.S. Richards
Categories: History > Asia, History > Middle East, History > Military, Social Science > General
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2002-07-02
ISBN-10: 0700715762
ISBN-13: 9780700715763
Language: English
Description: Ibn al-Athir, who died in the 13th century, is one of the most important historians of Islam. His major chronicle, the Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh, is one of the greatest achievements of Muslim historiography for the range and comprehensiveness of the sources it assembled and for its narrative, covering the whole sweep of Islamic history up to his own lifetime. This volume of D.S. Richards' translation covers the early years of conquest and the period of the 'great sultanate'. With its copious annotations, the translation will open a direct window into this period of history for non-Arabic readers and will be an invaluable aid and resource for students and... more...
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Sun, 17 Feb 2019 07:56:11 GMT
Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival (by David Pilling) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/bending-adversity-japan-and-the-art-of-survival
Author(s): David Pilling
Categories: Business & Economics > Economic Conditions, History > Asia, History > Social History
Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The
Publish date: 2014-03-13
ISBN-10: 1594205841
ISBN-13: 9781594205842
Language: English
Description: “[A]n excellent book...” --The Economist Financial Times Asia editor David Pilling presents a fresh vision of Japan, drawing on his own deep experience, as well as observations from a cross section of Japanese citizenry, including novelist Haruki Murakami, former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi, industrialists and bankers, activists and artists, teenagers and octogenarians. Through their voices, Pilling's Bending Adversity captures the dynamism and diversity of contemporary Japan. Pilling’s exploration begins with the 2011 triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown. His deep... more...
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Sat, 16 Feb 2019 18:22:05 GMT
The Sex Lives of Australians (by Frank Bongiorno) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/the-sex-lives-of-australians
Author(s): Frank Bongiorno
Categories: History > Australia & New Zealand
Publisher: Black Inc.
Publish date: 2015-01-02
ISBN-10: 1863957073
ISBN-13: 9781863957076
Language: English
Description: Winner of the 2013 ACT Book of the Year Award Cross-dressing convicts, effeminate bushrangers and women-shortage woes - here is the first ever history of sex in Australia, from Botany Bay to the present-day. In this fascinating social history, Frank Bongiorno uses striking examples to chart the changing sex lives of Australians. Tracing the story up to the present, Bongiorno shows how the quest for respectability always has another side to it. Along the way he deals with some intriguing questions - What did it mean to be a 'mate'? How did modern warfare affect soldiers' attitudes to sex? Why did the law ignore... more...
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Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:26:22 GMT
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations (Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations (5v.)) (by Timothy L. Gall) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/worldmark-encyclopedia-of-the-nations-worldmark-encyclopedia-of-the-nations-5v
Author(s): Timothy L. Gall
Categories: History > World, Reference > Encyclopedias
Publisher: Gale
Publish date: 2006-11-06
ISBN-10: 1414410891
ISBN-13: 9781414410890
Language: English
Description: < P>< I>Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations< /I> presents easy-to-understand information on countries and dependencies from around the world.
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Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:16:08 GMT
Engineers (by DK Publishing) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/engineers
Author(s): DK Publishing
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Scientists, History > General, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: DK
Publish date: 2012-04-16
ISBN-10: 0756692644
ISBN-13: 9780756692643
Language: English
Description: From the earliest engineers such as Archimedes and Hero of Alexandria, heroes of the Industrial Revolution like Eli Whitney and Alessandro Volta, and pioneers of the Modern Age with Henry Ford and Wernher von Braun, Engineers looks at more than eighty of the world's greatest engineers — who they were, what they did, and how their projects shaped the course of human history. The only book to feature engineers from every era of human history and all disciplines of engineering — from civil engineering to space flight — Engineers includes original drawings and specially commissioned photography to help illuminate the stories behind the... more...
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Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:42:02 GMT
Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion That Opened the West (by William Hogeland) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/autumn-of-the-black-snake-the-creation-of-the-u-s-army-and-the-invasion-that-opened-the-west
Author(s): William Hogeland
Categories: History > Military, History > Native American, History > United States
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish date: 2017-05-16
ISBN-10: 0374107343
ISBN-13: 9780374107345
Language: English
Description: The forgotten story of how the U.S. Army was created to fight a crucial Indian war When the Revolutionary War ended in 1783, the newly independent United States savored its victory and hoped for a great future. And yet the republic soon found itself losing an escalating military conflict on its borderlands. In 1791, years of skirmishes, raids, and quagmire climaxed in the grisly defeat of American militiamen by a brilliantly organized confederation of Shawnee, Miami, and Delaware Indians. With nearly one thousand U.S. casualties, this was the worst defeat the nation would ever suffer at native hands. Americans were shocked,... more...
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Sat, 16 Feb 2019 03:56:01 GMT
Our Own Backyard: The United States in Central America, 1977-1992 (by William M. LeoGrande) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/our-own-backyard-the-united-states-in-central-america-1977-1992
Author(s): William M. LeoGrande
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Middle East, History > United States
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publish date: 1998-09-21
ISBN-10: 0807823953
ISBN-13: 9780807823958
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:22:05 GMT
Hellenistic and Roman Sparta (States and Cities of Ancient Greece) (by Paul Cartledge, Antony Spawforth) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/hellenistic-and-roman-sparta-states-and-cities-of-ancient-greece
Author(s): Paul Cartledge, Antony Spawforth
Categories: History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Ancient
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2001-12-07
ISBN-10: 0415262771
ISBN-13: 9780415262774
Language: English
Description: In this new edition, Paul Cartledge and Antony Spawforth have taken account of recent finds and scholarship to revise and update their authoritative overview of later Spartan history, and of the social, political, economic and cultural changes in the Spartan community.This original and compelling account is especially significant in challenging the conventional misperception of Spartan 'decline' after the loss of her status as a great power on the battlefield in 371 BC. The book's focus on a frequently overlooked period makes it important not only for those interested specifically in Sparta, but also for all those concerned with Hellenistic Greece,... more...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:22:02 GMT
Money, Labour and Land: Approaches to the economics of ancient Greece (Routledge Classical Monographs) (by Paul Cartledge, Lin Foxhall, Edward E. Cohen) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/money-labour-and-land-approaches-to-the-economics-of-ancient-greece-routledge-classical-monographs
Author(s): Paul Cartledge, Lin Foxhall, Edward E. Cohen
Categories: Business & Economics > Economic Conditions, Business & Economics > Economics, Business & Economics > Environmental Economics, History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), Reference > General
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2001-12-14
ISBN-10: 0415196493
ISBN-13: 9780415196499
Language: English
Description: The cultural wealth of the classical Greek world was matched by its material wealth, and there is abundant textual and archaeological evidence for both. However, radically different theoretical and methodological approaches have been used to interpret this evidence, and conflicts continue to rage as these different starting points produce clashing views on the significance and distribution of money, labour and land. Money, Labour and Land reflects the current explosion in ideas and research by assembling case-studies from an international selection of renowned US, British and European scholars. Drawing on comparative historical and anthropological... more...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:02:21 GMT
Greek and Roman Dress from A to Z (Ancient World from A to Z) (by Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, Liza Cleland, Glenys Davies) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/greek-and-roman-dress-from-a-to-z-ancient-world-from-a-to-z
Author(s): Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, Liza Cleland, Glenys Davies
Categories: Health & Fitness > Beauty & Grooming, History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Ancient
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2007-12-20
ISBN-10: 0415226619
ISBN-13: 9780415226615
Language: English
Description: Who dressed as a woman in an attempt to commit adultery with Julius Caesar’s wife? How did the ancient Greeks make blusher from seaweed? Just how does one wear a toga? If, as many claim, the importance of clothes lies in their detail, then this a book that no sartorially savvy Classicist should be without. Greek and Roman Dress from A to Z is an alphabetized compendium of styles and accessories that form the well-known classical image: a reference source of stitches, drapery, hairstyles, colours, fabrics and jewellery, and an analysis of the intricate system of social meanings that they comprise. The... more...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:56:02 GMT
Avro Vulcan: Britain's Famous Delta-wing V-bomber (Aerofax) (by Phil Butler, Tony Buttler) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/avro-vulcan-britains-famous-delta-wing-v-bomber-aerofax
Author(s): Phil Butler, Tony Buttler
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military, History > World, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Specialty Pr Pub & Wholesalers
Publish date: 2008-01-01
ISBN-10: 185780256X
ISBN-13: 9781857802566
Language: English
Description: The Avro Vulcan was one of three aircraft designed to form part of Britain's V-bomber fleet alongside the Valiant and Victor. The Avro Vulcan was perhaps one of the most iconic aircraft designed and built in the UK in the postwar years. Ironically, the type's most famous action did not involve combating the international communism threat, but rather the Argentinean invasion of the Falkland Islands in April 1982. In two of the most carefully planned and audacious aviation raids in history, Vulcans from RAF Waddington attacked the airfield at Port Stanley in early May 1982 in order to prevent Argentinean Air Force fighters from using the airfield.... more...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:52:05 GMT
AV-8B Harrier II Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom I-VI (Combat Aircraft) (by Lon Nordeen) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/av-8b-harrier-ii-units-of-operation-iraqi-freedom-i-vi-combat-aircraft
Author(s): Lon Nordeen
Categories: History > Middle East, History > Military, History > World
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish date: 2013-10-22
ISBN-10: 1780963106
ISBN-13: 9781780963105
Language: English
Description: The Harrier II jet saw conflict in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm (Gulf War), Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Iraqi Freedom (Iraq War). The aircraft has matured into a multi-role platform through the addition of a night vision system, radar, an external targeting pod and new laser-guided weapons. In the 1970s the USMC bought the AV-8A Harrier from the UK to test V/STOL concepts for close air support. A successful funding battle was subsequently fought in the 1980s to secure military, political and economic support to expand this concept to develop and field the second generation AV-8B Harrier II from the late 1980s onward. The... more...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:46:13 GMT
Early Armoured Cars (Shire Library) (by E. Bartholomew) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/early-armoured-cars-shire-library
Author(s): E. Bartholomew
Categories: History > Military, Transportation > Automotive
Publisher: Shire
Publish date: 2008-03-04
ISBN-10: 0852639082
ISBN-13: 9780852639085
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:46:05 GMT
The Cold War: A Post-Cold War History (The American History Series) (by Ralph B. Levering) http://rrjkxs.biz/ebook/the-cold-war-a-post-cold-war-history-the-american-history-series
Author(s): Ralph B. Levering
Categories: History > United States, Political Science > International Relations
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publish date: 2016-02-16
ISBN-10: 1118848403
ISBN-13: 9781118848401
Language: English
Description: Now available in a fully revised and updated third edition, The Cold War: A Post-Cold War History offers an authoritative and accessible introduction to the history and enduring legacy of the Cold War. Thoroughly updated in light of new scholarship, including revised sections on ?President Nixon?s policies in Vietnam and President Reagan?s approach to U.S.-Soviet relations Features six all new ?counterparts? sections that juxtapose important historical figures to illustrate the contrasting viewpoints that characterized the Cold War Argues that ?the success of Western capitalism during the Cold War laid the groundwork for the... more...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:22:02 GMT